Saudi cleric suspended over ‘quarter-brain’ women drivers quip

Saad al-Hijri was suspended from all religious activity after advising against allowing women to drive in a speech that contained comments “diminishing human value”, the broadcaster quoted a spokesman for the governor of Asir province as saying.

Crap. He embarrassed the Soddies by stating their beliefs.

  • Editor

    “Damn internet! We used to be able to make these pronouncements for internal consumption only. Now everybody finds out!”

    – Saad al-Hijri

  • mauser 98
    • Watchman

      Cheaper when you buy them by the half-dozen, as long as you have room in the car to get them home without any getting loose.

  • canminuteman

    Well he was wrong, everybody knows it’s not one quarter, it’s one half!

    • Alain

      Damn right, because Islam says so.

    • Watchman

      Well, the value of a woman does differ. In general it is half that of a man.

      Maybe he was confused by one man and four women are allowable in a muslim marriage, and thus equates four women to one man.

      If Saudi Arabia was like the old communist countries, he might have been arrested and prosecuted for, ‘Revealing State Secrets’, for publicly stating embarrassing generally-known facts.

      • Alain

        Yes, the math then does get a bit complicated.

    • tom_billesley

      He said that women start off with half a brain, and when they go shopping they lose half of what they have.

  • mauser 98
  • Tooth&Claw

    I bet his mother is so proud of her son.
    Without her, he’d be dead.